Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
January 12, 2017
115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 8 — Daily Edition
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Constitutional Authority Statement for H.R. 462; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 8
(House of Representatives - January 12, 2017)
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[Page H471] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] By Mr. LEWIS of Minnesota: H.R. 462. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following: This bill is enacted pursuant to the power granted to Congress under Article I, Section 1, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, in that the legislation concerns the exercise of legislative powers generally granted to Congress by that section, including the exercise of those powers when delegated by Congress to the Executive; Article I, Section 8, Clauses 1 to 17, of the United States Constitution; Article I, Section 8, clause 18 of the United States Constitution, in that the legislation exercises legislative power granted to Congress by that clause ``to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof;''